Connecting Business & Community
The NECC Foundation is organized for the purpose of advancing the work of the North Essex Chamber of Commerce through the civic, cultural and educational welfare of the businesses and residents of the North Essex County area of New Jersey. The function of the Foundation is to provide philanthropic support to organizations and members within our footprint.
The North Essex Chamber Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Chamber that serves to engage with non-profit, education and community initiatives. Every year the Foundation strengthens our local communities by engaging with and supporting non-profits, schools and other organizations.
Major events such as The Taste of Essex and the Holiday Celebration are used to raise funds for non-profit members and Foundation initiatives.
To support the civic, cultural and educational advancement of community members in the North Essex area of New Jersey.
To be recognized by community members of the North Essex area as a valuable organization that shares resources, talents and expertise to empower people to better themselves and their communities.
Like the North Essex Chamber of Commerce, the Foundation serves the towns of: Roseland, Fairfield, West Caldwell, Caldwell, North Caldwell, Essex Fells, Verona, Cedar Grove, and Montclair in New Jersey.
Taste of Essex
Each spring, NECC celebrates the Essex County food culture by bringing together some of the finest restaurants and drink purveyors in New Jersey to be enjoyed by the hundreds of people who attend Taste of Essex. Restaurants are judged on the best Sweet and the best Savory dishes.
A portion of the proceeds goes to support the NECC Foundation.